Leadership Development gives young people a solid foundation for delivering all types of camp programming while learning how to support others. Many campers grow up to be part of the YMCA staff team, and our Leadership Development program is designed to help them reach this goal.

 

Leader in Training Level 1

In YMCA Leader in Training Level 1 you will develop camp-related skills such as canoeing, archery and large group leadership, while learning how to work as part of a team. You'll also learn to promote YMCA core values: caring, honesty, respect and responsibility throughout your camp experience. Leaders in Training Level 1 includes: planning and delivering a new group game special needs...

Leader in Training Level 2

Build on the skills you learned in Level 1 through fun, creative sessions and hands on experience. Guided by our skilled staff, Leaders in Training Level 2 will develop skills in: team building communication, trust and support conflict resolution YMCA Healthy Child Development and safety awareness at camp behaviour management techniques special needs integration, and assisting with daily camper...

Leader in Training Level 3

In Leader in Training Level 3 you will improve your skills by volunteering at an indoor camp and preparing for Junior Counselor positions the following year. You'll continue to build skills in a 4-week placement at an indoor day camp site, observing and shadowing a camp counsellor. During the last week you will deliver a large group game, a low organized game (LOG) and an arts and crafts...